Let me begin by saying that I LOVE your blog. I got engaged in February, and Brooklyn Bride inspired me to start my own blog. You have so many great vendor recommendations for folks in New York, and I was having trouble finding unique vendors where I live in San Diego, so I started blogging about it.
Anyway, my fiance and I just got our save-the-dates ordered from a fantastic designer in Seattle, Tere Mendez at Inkfancy. I know I’m a little biased, but I think they are amazing. Jeff & I have been together for 8 years, and we are trying to design a wedding that is elegant but still fun and with the atmosphere of a real, fun party. I think our save-the-dates totally communicate all of that!
[image from Candice]
I think the pictures really captured our personalities quite well – our photographer, Jocelyn Mathewes (www.studiomathewes.com) was awesome. We did an engagement shoot with her in an old movie theater
in Baltimore – the space was really fun and fit the art deco theme we are trying to incorporate into our wedding. We had a great time taking the pictures and had tons to choose from when trying to decide
what to use as a save the date. We sent the save the dates as a postcard, so the pictures are labeled front and back. The blank space on the back is where we wrote in people’s addresses. I hope you enjoy them!
[images from Shauna]
i made these save the dates for my upcoming wedding in berkeley, ca in august. i created the design with illustrator and then laser cut them on 1/16th inch plywood. i hand painted some with watercolors and left some unpainted to emphasize the material itself. i have additional photos i can send, as well as the actual save the dates if you would like to have one. mailing them was tricky because they are somewhat fragile so we sandwiched the between sage-y green museum board and chip board and tied them all together with a ribbon. as far as we’ve heard they all made it to everyone safe and sound!
[image from Tricia]
When my husband and I first got in engaged, it was right around thanksgiving and we ended up planning a November wedding. I wanted to make a save the date that was useful and unique. I took inspiration from a calendar I picked up at Hatch Show Print when in Nashville a few years before- they used their test prints and extra prints as the backing to their desk calendars. We sent them out with our Christmas cards that year so people could use the calendar the following year and start to use it right away. Our wedding date is circled on the calendar as well.
[image from Kristen]
Our wedding’s theme is kind of vintage apothecary since we are both in medicine/science and are getting married at the MB (a glorified antiques warehouse, really). Our STDs consisted of a postcard with a magnet attached to the back. The magnet was designed to look like a champagne/apothecary label by a good friend of ours. We printed everything through Vistaprint (which may or may not have been a good thing). I designed the labels myself and printed them up at Kinko’s on sticker paper I bought during my last trip to NYC (Paper Presentation).
[images from Anna]